Episode 4

Published on:

25th Feb 2021

SUMMER 2021: What to Expect and Where to Go!

SUMMER 2021: What to Expect and Where to Go!

+ Vaccines, Clubhouse, Valentines Day/ Chinese New Year Update

with Anton Diaz & Spanky Enriquez

Show Notes:

00:00 Introduction / Kamustahan

• What happened during the Chinese New Year / Valentines Weekend

• Covid Impact to the Hospitality Industry in Manila

• Battle of the Generations Gen X vs. Millennials vs. Gen Z

18:00 What Happened During Valentines?

• Home Delivery vs. Romantic Dine-In

• Post Analysis Report from Resto PH

26:00 Main Topic: Summer 2021: What to do and Where to go?

• Travel Insight -- Why People will Travel this Summer

• Ideas on Where to Go and possible destinations (Batangas, Pampanga, Coron, Boracay, El Nido and Bohol?)

• Important for accommodation: Strong Wifi and Water Element

40:00 Planning your Pampanga Trip this summer

• Best road trip destination with good food

• Micro-catering at Home in Pampanga?

• Safety issues and consideration when traveling

58:00 Preparing for Modified GCQ in Manila?

• MGCQ Concerns in March

• Why Filipinos are not for Vaccines and other considerations?

1:30:00 Conclusion

• Shows to watch out for: Hapinas & Being Sofia

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Anton Diaz

Anton Diaz worked for Procter & Gamble (P&G) Philippines, the biggest multinational company in the country, for more than 12 years after college before becoming a full-time first-time
Digital Entrepreneur. He was P&G’s Chief Information Officer when he finally quit his day job and decided to take his blog, Our Awesome Planet, to the next level in 2008.

OurAwesomePlanet.com, which he started in 2005, is the No. 1 food and travel media in the Philippines with millions of followers and readers and is still organically growing. His advocacy is to promote the “Food and Travel Secrets of a Destination” and to inspire Filipinos to live an awesome life in the Philippines.

Like a continuing autobiography of his family’s food and travel adventures, Anton created theblog as a love letter to his four sons—Aidan, Joshua, Raphael and Yugi. It was in 2015 when he
realized that the kids were not reading the blog, but when he started doing video stories, they watched these over and over again. This motivated him to start his Facebook and Youtube
video channels and adopt a mobile-video first approach to digital story telling.

Anton was recognized as one of Go Negosyo's Inspiring Young Filipino Entrepreneur Awardees in 2010 and was featured in its 7th book, "Go Negosyo's 50 Inspiring Stories of Young Entrepreneurs," in 2011. In 2015, he received the first Tourism Star Award for Media from the Department of Tourism for his invaluable contribution in promoting Philippine cuisine and
destinations through his blog Our Awesome Planet, thereby encouraging tourists to visit and taste the best of what the Philippines has to offer.

Our Awesome Planet is recognized as one of the world’s Top 50 Travel Blogs.